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300073 VO Basics of biosystems theory (2016S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

Examination dates



Die Vorbesprechung findet am 04.03.2016 um 10 Uhr c.t. im Seminarraum der Theoretischen Biologie statt.
VO FR 10 Uhr c.t - 12 Uhr im Seminarraum der Theoretischen Biologie,
UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien
Termine: 04.03.2016, 18.03.2016, 08.04.2016, 15.04.2016, 22.04.2016, 29.04.2016, 20.05.2016.
10.06.2016 Diskussionstermin !


Aims, contents and method of the course

The following topics will be covered: distributions, probability (Laplace's, Bayesian, frequentistic and propensity definitions),'randomness hypothesis', random sample, measures of variability (e.g., variance, coefficient of variation, moments), measurement, probability distributions, information vs. entropy - definitions and algorithms (e.g., SHANNON vs. thermodynamical definitions), central limit theorem, differential entropy, independence, mutual information, redundancy, laws of thermodynamics (in particular law 1 and 2), thermodynamical potentials (internal energy, enthalpy, free energy), closed and open systems, equlibrium vs. non-equilibrium, steady state (L. v. BERTALANFFY), catalysis and autocatalysis, dissipation, dissipative systems (PRIGOGINE), irreversibility (e.g., Dollo's principle), copying, germ line (WEISMANN), division of labor.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

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Association in the course directory

MZO W-4, MEV W-3, M-WZB, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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